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post #1 of 12 Old 06-22-2006, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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What's everybody afraid of?

I have been afraid to ask this question for a long time. In fact, I've been trying to figure out if I'm just naive about the internet or what. So here goes: Why the hell block out your license plate when posting pics? Are there people lurking on the World Wide Web to get plate numbers? Can't they just go outside and get a thousand plate numbers? I travel all over this country with my plates showing, what's it gonna hurt to show it on the internet? What's everybody afraid of?
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I have been afraid to ask this question for a long time. In fact, I've been trying to figure out if I'm just naive about the internet or what. So here goes: Why the hell block out your license plate when posting pics? Are there people lurking on the World Wide Web to get plate numbers? Can't they just go outside and get a thousand plate numbers? I travel all over this country with my plates showing, what's it gonna hurt to show it on the internet? What's everybody afraid of?
That's actually a good question..always wondered that myself...but do have my own theory that it must be like Identity Theft...crooks with stolen vehicles looking for a valid #...albeit it must be of a similar type of vehicle I would think it would work in principle.
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I think anything that could potentially identify you is a threat. Maybe the thread subject could tie you to some legal issues (accidents, speeding etc). The plate number does identify you with the right resources. Also, IMO, the internet is a little different than driving around. You expose your plates (possible identity) worldwide ALL the time. That's a little broader than the few present on your ride. These parasites can sit anywhere in the world and search for shit. Not sure they could easily do anything with plate numbers but the fact that it can identify you probably should be considered a threat. Also, it's one thing to identify you on the street, but think of all the posts you may have on here using that screen name. Talking about your interests, your family, links to your childrens photos etc.. They can learn a lot more to target you or your family. Don't make it easy for them. Just my opinion

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What ever the reason it's just a bad idea to show your plate......
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I think the idea is to not incrimidate yourself...not somehow give evidince that liscense plate number bla bla went one billion mph!!!!




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Lose lips sink ships, good point.... ahhh thats not my bike in the photo above.... I ah only do the speed limit.... I'm sure being in Alaska it's a bit different....

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People see your plate when you're driving down the road, no?


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I've blanked mine out to prevent would-be thieves from being able to track down my ride. If they can read you plate number, then they could potentially use that to get your address and other info. In my case, they'd know exactly where the bike was located and I've already had 1 stolen in my life. Don't want to take any chances repeating that with my new 10! Better safe than sorry in my mind.

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I've blanked mine out to prevent would-be thieves from being able to track down my ride. If they can read you plate number, then they could potentially use that to get your address and other info. In my case, they'd know exactly where the bike was located and I've already had 1 stolen in my life. Don't want to take any chances repeating that with my new 10! Better safe than sorry in my mind.

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